posterior talofibular ligament


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pos·te·ri·or ta·lo·fib·u·lar lig·a·ment

[TA]
the nearly horizontal fibrous band that extends from the posterior border of the talus to the malleolar fossa.

posterior talofibular ligament

Abbreviation: PTL
A ligament of the lateral ankle that attaches the posterior portion of the talus, and a portion of the posterolateral calcaneus, to the medial malleolus. The posterior talofibular ligament limits the excessive dorsiflexion and inversion of the talus within the ankle mortise.
See also: ligament
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